OI Engine is an open innovation platform that helps organisations engage their communities to solve problems together. Its design builds off IDEO’s experience
in innovation to enable individuals and teams to be more creative, open, transparent
and collaborative.

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  • 'The refinement week was quite extraordinary. I felt like I went from being an NYU Abu Dhabi student to being an NYU student at the Abu Dhabi campus; two very different feelings.'
    Sanyu Kisaka NYU student talking about the impact of the NYU OIEngine platform
  • 'If we want to be the world's leading oil and gas company then we need tools like this.'
    Challenge participant
  • We’re able to get input on very tactical questions - such as meal ratios on specific flights, but we can also engage crew in much larger, operational challenges such as improving the overall onboard experience for our customers. This has changed how we interact with our cabin crew and has improved the experience for our employees - and passengers.
    Global Airline
  • It is so much more efficient, so much more powerful than the normal academic method that I will never do that again, now every time I do research I will do crowdsourcing from our alumni
    Clay Christensen
  • I think the process that we used will actually disrupt research at business schools
    Clay Christensen
  • 'In a survey 88% of participants felt that OI Engine was very or quite important to our business.'
    Challenge survey
  • 'The platform delivers many positive side effects, including networking and identification of key talent'
    Senior Management Review, Large European Bank
  • 'Many of the ideas from the initial pilot challenge have now been implemented'
    Large European Bank
  • Our first challenge led to a seven percent increase in customer satisfaction with regard to meal choices
    Global Airline

Clients

OI Engine is helping our clients in a variety of ways: engaging front-line staff to solve tactical issues, aligning the workforce to address strategic challenges, and bridging silos to increase innovation and efficiency.

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OpenIDEO.com

How can we engage a community around IDEO’s brand and create real social impact in the world?

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New York University

How can we connect our students across year group, discipline, and geography to solve global problems?

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Knight Foundation

How can we transform the traditional grant making process and make it more human-centered?

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Global Airline

How can we engage our front-line staff and improve our customer experience?

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Shell

How can we connect globally to increase innovation at our company?

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Multinational Bank

How can we grow our business by increased collaboration across divisions?

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Harvard Business School

How might we disrupt our own knowledge generation process?

Core Beliefs

We've learned a thing or two about how to engage your community. Here are our beliefs:

Pilots & Pricing

At IDEO we believe in prototyping, that's why with the OI Engine we always recommend starting with a Pilot Challenge to answer a specific problem and learn what you need to scale and engage your community ongoing.

  • 'The refinement week was quite extraordinary. I felt like I went from being an NYU Abu Dhabi student to being an NYU student at the Abu Dhabi campus; two very different feelings.'
    Sanyu Kisaka NYU student talking about the impact of the NYU OIEngine platform
  • 'If we want to be the world's leading oil and gas company then we need tools like this.'
    Challenge participant
  • We’re able to get input on very tactical questions - such as meal ratios on specific flights, but we can also engage crew in much larger, operational challenges such as improving the overall onboard experience for our customers. This has changed how we interact with our cabin crew and has improved the experience for our employees - and passengers.
    Global Airline
  • It is so much more efficient, so much more powerful than the normal academic method that I will never do that again, now every time I do research I will do crowdsourcing from our alumni
    Clay Christensen
  • I think the process that we used will actually disrupt research at business schools
    Clay Christensen
  • 'In a survey 88% of participants felt that OI Engine was very or quite important to our business.'
    Challenge survey
  • 'The platform delivers many positive side effects, including networking and identification of key talent'
    Senior Management Review, Large European Bank
  • 'Many of the ideas from the initial pilot challenge have now been implemented'
    Large European Bank
  • Our first challenge led to a seven percent increase in customer satisfaction with regard to meal choices
    Global Airline